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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17705
Last updated: 23 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
Registration: N7417W
MSN: 28-1305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rifle, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Paonia, CO (7V2)
Destination airport:Rifle, CO (RIF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The 52-year-old private pilot was attempting to land his single-engine, low-wing airplane on Runway 26 with a crosswind. While on final approach, at a speed of 90 mph, he encountered wind shear, which resulted in a sudden loss of airspeed. The airplane then made a slight bounce on the runway, before another gust of wind picked up the left wing and blew the airplane off the runway into the dirt. Subsequently, the right wing contacted the ground resulting in substantial damage. The propeller and the nose gear were also damaged. The wind at the time was reported from 220 degrees at 19 knots gusting to 33 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane on landing. A factor was the crosswind and wind gusts.




Revision history:

07-May-2008 23:41 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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